Board of Directors
- Donald Gunn – Chairman
- Jeffrey Dahl - Director
- Thomas Klein – Director
- Hans Rasmussen – Director
- John Di Girolamo – Director
Donald Gunn – Chairman
Mr. Gunn’s business expertise is recurring revenue streams. He brings nearly three decades of business, financial and entrepreneurial experience to Golden Phoenix. He has been a shareholder for five years and owns in excess of six million shares. His private interests include investing and commodity trading, assisting small business start-ups and analysis of the gold and silver markets.
He served as the Vice President of Engineering and as a Director for Media Sciences International, Inc., an SEC reporting company in the color business printer industry, from December 1999 through 2007. He founded ultraHue, Inc., a manufacturer of ink and toner products for computer printers in March 1996, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until it was acquired by Media Sciences in December 1999. Mr. Gunn is currently part owner of PinPoint LLC, a private manufacturer of supplies for the postage meter market, where he also handles the design of new products. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1974.
Jeffrey Dahl – Director
Mr. Dahl has an extensive client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors, family offices, insurance/pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, and private equity groups.
Formerly, Mr. Dahl has worked with Goldman Sachs & Co. in a partnership setting whereby he was responsible for introducing high-valued targets to the Special Situations division and Eastdil Secured (subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co.) whereby he was dedicated to the sale of all major real estate product types including office, retail, hospitality, industrial, land, and multifamily properties.
Mr. Dahl has extensive experience in counseling and directing corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, raising capital, and investing. He was responsible for directing projects and providing financial advisory services to the companies that make up the investment banking client base for MS Capital (a middle-market boutique investment bank). Services included M&A advisory, lender communications, valuation, and raising capital. Specifically, Mr. Dahl helped companies develop and implement strategic plans for competitive advantage by identifying their highest-value opportunities, address critical challenges, and transform their businesses.
Recently, Mr. Dahl has accepted the President’s position of a former client, Airdex International, Inc. (a new technology shipping pallet Company), whereby he plans to oversee operations and aid in identifying and implementing a strategic plan to grow the business.
Thomas Klein – Director
Mr. Klein is an investment banker by profession. He comes to Golden Phoenix with over a decade of experience raising capital and structuring acquisitions for mining projects in the U.S. and Canada.
Since 1996, Mr. Klein has worked with leaders in the financial industry including Scotia Capital Markets, Blackmont Capital and Private Venture Capital. His expertise includes specialized advice to small cap resource companies, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and wealth management for high net worth corporate and private clients.
Hans Rasmussen – Director
Mr. Rasmussen brings nearly three decades of professional experience as a geologist and geophysicist in the mining industry to the Golden Phoenix Board. He is President, CEO and Director of Colombia Crest Gold Corp., a Vancouver-based company focused on the acquisition of large-scale gold exploration projects in South America. Mr. Rasmussen has held senior positions with mining exploration companies in North and South America and has worked as a consultant with clients that included Teck Cominco Ltd., Quadra Mining Ltd. and Mansfield Minerals Inc. His experience includes conducting and managing all geological and geophysical aspects of exploration, commercial transactions and investor relations. His prior employment included four years with Newmont Exploration Ltd., and 12 years with the Kennecott Exploration / Rio Tinto group, including three years as Country Manager of Argentina and Bolivia.
Mr. Rasmussen is an active member of the Society of Exploration Geologists, Northwest Mining Association and the Geologic Society of Nevada. He graduated with a Master of Science from the University of Utah, and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and physics from Southern Oregon State College. Mr. Rasmussen is also a Director of Pachamama Resources Ltd. and StoneShield Capital Corp.
John Di Girolamo – Director
Mr. Di Girolamo brings over a decade of professional experience to the Golden Phoenix Board. He has participated in capital raises in excess of $200 million and has financed junior mining and energy companies throughout North America. He has chaired seminars in partnership with other organizations, including the TSX, educating others on how to take companies in the mining sector public.
Mr. Di Girolamo’s background includes serving as President of Investment Banking for Euroglobal Capital Partners Inc. where he structured going-public transactions, financings, and helped consult with both private and public companies on various exchanges. He was an Investment Advisor for Pope & Company where he was directly responsible for the creation or sourcing of public listings, and the Reverse Take Over (RTO) of private companies with these entities. He is experienced in rehabilitating legacy assets some of which have achieved production within six months of acquisition.